School of Marco Dente (da Ravenna) (c. 1493 - 1527), printmaker
After Giuseppe (Porta) Salviati (c. 1520 - c.1575), printmaker
Giardino di Pensieri
222 x 192 mm Sheet
SR (lower left of image, on a tablet)
Francis Douce (L. 689) (verso, on secondary support)
Bequeathed by Francis Douce, 1834.; WA1863.1740
A gathering of scientists; an engraving after a woodcut, which decorated a frontispiece to 'Le Sorti di Francesco Marcolino da Forlė, intitolate Giardino di Pensieri, allo illustrissimo signore Hercole estense duca di Ferrara', published in Venice by Francesco Marcolini, October 1540. The print was mistakenly attributed by Bartsch to Marco Dente, who died well before the appearance of the woodcut. The engraving must therefore have been executed by one of Dente's pupils, who signed the print with the master's monogram. For Salviati's woodcut see WA1863.5550 and WA863.5551.